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Livres d’heures d’Anne de Bretagne

Jean Poyer

Jean Poyer, Livre d’heures d’Anne de Bretagne. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.


This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism.

It was painted in Tours by Jean Poyer, an artist documented as working for the queen. The book is richly illustrated, and its thirty-four airy, light-flooded miniatures are among the most delicate examples of late-fifteenth-century art.

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